2021: Ada, OK Historic Building Tour and Byrd’s Mill Spring

Yesterday I shared that one of the best things that I did in 2021 was participate in Leadership Ada, a program of the Ada Chamber of Commerce. In that spread I shared items that occurred in the morning. This spread contains photos from a bus tour later that day, and then also pictures from a second trip that we took at a later date. I decided to combine these two events onto a single spread.

I chose antique background papers to designate the historic nature of these events and chose browns and greens to highlight the colors in the photographs. The mesh on the borders came from an old stash of crafting supplies and already had adhesive on them and they stuck directly to the page. It might be hard to see in the picture, but the one on the left is green, and the one on the right is brown to match the respective colors of the pages that they are on. I used a black one on yesterday’s spread, and these element helps to tie all three events together. I used the same tan color cardstock to mat the pictures on both pages, which helps to tie these two pages together visually.

The left-hand page contains pictures of historic buildings in Ada, OK, including an old schoolhouse, one of the first homes built in the area, and a mansion that stands at the top of the hill. I used a Creative Memory Oval Cutter to cut out a closeup of the sign in front of the Dagg’s House, which was built by one of the first families to help settle the area.

For both pages I used my Cricut Machine pen function to write out the title tags for each of the pages as I do not like the way that my handwriting looks. The right-hand page contains pictures of Byrd’s Mill Springs, which is where the city of Ada, Oklahoma gets all of its water from. We were fortunate to get a tour of this historic location as it is off limits to the public to help protect the water source.

Recently I began creating videos that show me putting them together and talking about the experiences as well as the techniques that I am using. So please enjoy watching this spread being created and assembled:

Categories: 2021, History Museum

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